Sierra Pecheur

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Soul Canopic & History, 2007-2009 Porcelain, Mixed Clays, Oxides, Glazes, Lusters 16 X 52 X 23 © Sierra Pecheur
History (detail), 2002-2009 Porcelain, Mixed Clay, Oxides, Glazes © Sierra Pecheur
Big Cheese (detail), 2008 Porcelain, Stoneware, Oxides, Glaze, Lusters 44 X 20 X 17 © Sierra Pecheur
Bear earth, 2007 Porcelain, Oxides, Underglazes, Glaze 26 X 18 X 9 © Sierra Pecheur
Willendorf Update, 2003 Porcelain, Oxide, Underglaze, Glaze, Acrylic 22 X 17 X 11 © Sierra Pecheur
Innocent #2, 2008 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze, Acrylic 34 X 30 X 25 © Sierra Pecheur
Shame, 2007 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze, Acrylic 17 X 10 X 8 © Sierra Pecheur
Daedalus & Icarus, 2007-2008 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze, Lusters 30 X 36 X 33 © Sierra Pecheur
Man Made, 2009 Porcelain, Mixed Clays, Oxide, Glaze 15 X 30 X 12 © Sierra Pecheur
Baby Bald Eagle, 2009 Porcelain, Steel, Oxide, Glaze, Lusters (Wall Mounted) 11 X 11 X 19 © Sierra Pecheur
Baboon, 2009 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze 9 X 9 X 8 © Sierra Pecheur
Badger, 2008 Porcelain, Steel, Oxide, Glaze 6 X 6 X 5 © Sierra Pecheur
Serpent, 2009 Porclain, Oxide, Glaze 9 X 9 X 6 © Sierra Pecheur
Chewie's Angel, 2009-2010 Porcelain, Glaze, Acrylic, Steel, Palm Fronds 36 X 36 X 8 © Sierra Pexheur
Samurai Geisha, 36 x 26 x 7 Porcelain, Glaze, Acrylic, Steel, Palm Fronds Porcelain, Mixed Media, Underglaze, Glaze, Acrylic
Pre-historic Desert Heart, 2012 Stoneware, Glaze, Lusters 13 X 15 X 6 © Sierra Pecheur
Resurrection Heart, 2012 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze, Lusters 9 X 9.5 X 5 © Sierra Pecheur
Famished Heart, 2012 Mixed Clays, Oxides, Glaze, Lusters 14 X 13 X 8 © Sierra Pecheur
Famished Heart (side view), 2012 Mixed Clays, Oxide, Glaze, Lusters 14 X 13 X 8 © Sierra Pecheur
Great Rift Heart, 2012 Mixed Clays, Glaze, Lusters 13 X 12 X 5 © Sierra Pecheur
Oso Heart #1, 2011 Stoneware, Glaze, Luster 8.5 X 8.5 X 4.5 © Sierra Pecheur
Art Nouveau Heart, 2012 Porcelain, Glaze, Lusters 8 X 7.5 X 3 © Sierra Pecheur
Petrified Heart, 2012 Mixed Clays, Oxide, Glaze 10 X 9 X 6 © Sierra Pecheur
Dirt Heart, 2011 Stoneware, Glaze 6.5 X 6.5 X 3.5 © Sierra Pecheur
Spotted Heart #1, 2011 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze, Luster 5 X 5 X 2.5 © Sierra Pecheur
Immaculate Heart, 2012 Porcelain, Mixed Clays, Glaze, Oxide, Lusters 8 X 7 X 3.5 © Sierra Pecheur
Broken Heart, 2011 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze, Luster 4.5 X 4 X 2.5 © Sierra Pecheur
Bone Heart, 2011 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze 3.5 X 3.5 X 2 © Sierra Pecheur
War Heart, 2012 Mixed Clays, Glaze, Lusters 13 X 15 X 6 © Sierra Pecheur
History's Broken Heart, 2013 Mixed Clays, Oxides, Glaze 14 X 13 X 6 © Sierra Pecheur
Tsunami Heart, 2013 Porcelain, Black Mountain Clay, Oxide, Glaze, Luster 17 X 13 X 8 © Sierra Pecheur
Tsunami Heart (detail), 2013 Porcelain, Black Mountain, Oxide, Glaze, Luster 17 X 13 X 8 © Sierra Pecheur
Badger, 2009 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze, Steel Wall Mounted 11 X 11 X 9 Inches © Sierra Pecheur
Baboon, 2009 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze, Steel (Wall Mounted) 9 X 9 X 8 Inches © Sierra Pecheur
Serpent, 2009 Porcelain, Oxide, Glaze, Steel 9 X 9 X 6 Inches © Sierra Pecheur
Rhino Canopic , 2008 Porcelain, Oxides, Glaze, Luster 18 X 13 X 10 Inches © Sierra Pecheur
Gryphon, 2012 Stoneware, Oxide, Glaze, Luster 7 X 5 X 8 Inches © Sierra Pecheur
Quick Facts
Honolulu, HI
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
multi media-porcelain, mixed clay, steel, acrylic,
figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation
Sierra Pecheur Bio

 Sierra Pecheur                                            

Sculptor, painter and installation artist, Sierra Pecheur studied at Pomona College, San Francisco Art Institute, and Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture. She is known for her magnum opus, ARCHEO-LOGISM, using the metaphor of an archeological dig in a series of continually evolving installations or “dig sites.” Hundreds of ceramic skulls, bones, hearts, and canopic jars are used to examine the propaganda of myth and give voice to the marginalized and unspoken, to confront history and its inevitable and uncomfortable contemporary issues.

While she has been a painter for the entirety of her career, Pecheur works primarily in clay.

“Clay dates us in history, the fundamental theme of all my work. Carbon-14 dating, which involves the rate of decaying plant matter in the clay bodies, is an accurate method of pinpointing a cultural past. History is revealed in the form of earth’s dirt, annealed by fire. Clay is the earth. It is alive and seductive. It has, as does the human creature, both strength and fragility. Working in clay is drawing in the round. I can use it as a canvas for paint. I can add and subtract at will. I can destroy and resurrect. Mistakes and accidents happen, often creating the most potent results. Imperfection has become the desired goal. Perfection kills vitality.”

Two major installations–DIG: An Imagined Archeo-Logism and Angels For The Afflicted–have thus far been mounted as well as numerous smaller “dig sites” and participatory workshops, including those at Side Street Projects,  Xiem Gallery in Pasadena, and St. Joseph’s Center in Santa Monica. The third large-scale body of work to evolve from ARCHEO-LOGISM is titled PUMP, a series of huge, wall-mounted hearts that focuses on the heart as the center of all: the planet, it’s universe and, most importantly, human action, emotion, and healing.

Born in Hawaii, Pecheur lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work is included in numerous private collections and has been shown in galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Helena, Montana. She will be showing three of the new pieces from her PUMP series in the upsoming show, Oneira: I Dream The Self at Studio C Gallery, Santa Fe Art Colony in Los Angeles, May, 2014.





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